“I did it mommy, I did it!” Samantha declares with a wide tooth grin. There’s utter glee on her face. It’s difficult to look away from that look of complete pleasure.
Does this scene sound familiar? Has your child has come running to you to declare and celebrate his/her baby steps towards conquering the world?
Most likely, that’s a yes! Children are highly motivated to become independent adults, to reach the stage where they can do things “big” people do. Encourage them to become independent by making New Year Resolution Cards.
Here’s our suggested resolutions based on your child’s age and developmental milestones!
For two to three-year olds
Possible resolution ideas include:
- Learning how to feed himself/herself
- Learning how to hold a pencil properly
- Learning to put on his/her shoes
- Learning how to put back things after playing
- Learning to wash hands properly
For three to four-year olds
He/she can choose to learn how to:
- Eat on his/her own
- Read by himself/herself
- Write his/her name
- Not need diapers
- Learn how to use a child-friendly scissors
- Learn how to greet people (say hello and goodbye)
- Draw simple shapes (like a sun)
- Remember the first few digits of mommy’s phone number
Four to six-year olds
Developmental milestones include:
- Brushing his/her teeth
- Reading a book a day
- Packing his/her school bag
- Eating vegetables!
- Sharpening pencils for school
- Cleaning his/her table
- Recite the house phone number (in case of an emergency!)
If you would like to download pre-made resolution cards (with cuttable pictures), click here.